Talk:Adriana Ferrarese del Bene

Latest comment: 1 year ago by IvanScrooge98 in topic Performance of Mozart

Changing name edit

"Ferrarese" is a nickname, referring to the town where she was born (Ferrara), and I think it ought to be changed. If I do a search for "Adriana del Bene" (her real name), nothing appears; only if I put the nickname in does it work. Safebreaker (talk) 23:55, 29 May 2008 (UTC)Reply

It is a bit of a problem. The 1979 Concise Oxford Dictionary of Opera lists her under Gabrieli, Adriana. However, Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians gives this listing for her:

Ferrarese [Ferraresi, Ferrarese del Bene], Adriana [Andreanna, Andriana] and goes on to say:

She has long been identified with a Francesca Gabrielli, ‘detta la Ferrarese’, whom Burney heard at the Ospedaletto in Venice in 1770; Gerber may have been the first to assume that Burney's Gabrielli and Adriana Ferrarese were one and the same, but no solid evidence links them. She eloped with Luigi del Bene in December 1782, appeared in a serious opera in Livorno during autumn 1784 and Livorno before arriving in London in 1785.

We could move it to Adriana del Bene with a re-directs from some of the other versions of her name. Or we could leave it here and likewise make re-directs. In the meantime, I'll add the bit from Grove to the article. Best, Voceditenore (talk) 05:00, 30 May 2008 (UTC)Reply

adriana ferrarese edit

Adriana Ferrarese had her origins in Friuli, as she was born in Valvasone (Pordenone) on September 19th, 1759. From 1778 she studied at the Mendicanti in Venice, but she ran away from there in 1783 to get married with Luigi Del Bene, the son of the Papal Consul. She had her debut in London in 1785, but it was in Vienna where she reached her best fame as the interpreter of many successful operas: she was the first interpreter of the character of Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte by W.A. Mozart. Any news about her after 1804 is lost.

References Lorenzo Nassimbeni, Paganini, Rossini e la Ferrarese. Presenze musicali a Udine e in Friuli tra Settecento e Ottocento, Udine, Biblioteca Civica “V. Joppi”, 1999, pp. 61-68, 128-133. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:19, 1 February 2009 (UTC)Reply

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Performance of Mozart edit

Two problems: the major one is that this is copied from a web site that itself gives no reference (and which starts "Apparently..." -- always a danger sign). Snopes has investigated, and concluded that the claim hasn't been proved -- but their discussion in fact suggests a more negative comclusion than that.

The minor problem is that, even if this dubious anecdote stays, it's currently written peculiarly, referring to "Adriana Ferrarese del Bene" as though she weren't the subject of the article. Bibliosporias (talk) 22:46, 17 February 2023 (UTC)Reply

I’ve changed the phrasing a bit and transferred the references seen for this anecdote at Così fan tutte. 〜イヴァンスクルージ九十八[IvanScrooge98]会話 15:32, 22 February 2023 (UTC)Reply